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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Full bodied black beer, very malty with a complex roasted chocolate character.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Red black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. flavour is chocolate, roasted malt, hop, coffee, licorice. Pleasent finish. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked.

Clear dark black red brown colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, dark chocolate, moderate roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, dark malt, dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randomjuice290 (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
This is an amazing russian imperial stout. Had it on tap at North Wales. Have had two barrel versions of this but the original is classic. Tons of chocolate and coffee. Itís just a perfect RIS. Worth spending 20 bucks and buying a bottle and laying it down. But this beer fresh is so smooth you may not want to. This keeps winning awards for a reason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Best of the afternoon, pours a deep rich black color with mocha off white head, good lace. Aromas and taste of smoke, tobacco, charred malt, caramel malt, dark chocolate, and a fair amount of hops for a RIS. Aftertaste is burnt caramel and peat roast. Nice smooth palate. Maybe a little too bitter and peaty for me as she warmed but still solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. Itís a more or less black one, topped by a dense, beige head. Chocolate, roasted malts, caramel notes, some coffee hints, licorice notes and a hint of soy sauce. Really nice flavor with some alcohol warmth in addition to chocolate, coffee and caramel. Bitterness towards the end, both of the hoppy and the roasted malt kind. Full body, with a soft carbonation and a nice warming feeling. A quite wonderful one, wouldnít mind drinking more of this. 121109

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ fonefan
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, caramel and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11126) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle 9.5% @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, strong chocolate and a little coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, strong chocolate, medium sweet, little liquorice, hop, little caramel and notes of alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy chocolate, notes of vanilla and some alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 091112

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich chocolate, coffee, roast malt and hops. Nice and creamy. Wonderful to taste a genuinely great imp stout that is this good without being barrel aged. Awesome!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
roasty, dry, astringent, and bitter finish. My kind of stout, chocolate, bittersweet, great body and drinkability.


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